Monday, June 22, 2015

Kelsey's "Mouse in the House" Quiet Book

Kelsey, author of the blog Inspirational Living and a missionary wife and mother living in Cameroon, Africa, has been featured on the Quiet Book Blog before with her awesome quiet book that she made for her nephew. Today I get to share with you her "Mouse in the House" quiet book, one of the cutest quiet books I have ever seen.

This quiet book's main character is a little mouse, and in addition to the things a child can play with on each page, the book has a mystery complete with clues and secret passages. (To see what the clues are leading to, read about the quiet book on Kelsey's own blog - Inspirational Living: Mouse in the House Busy Book.)

The front cover looks just like a house, and in fact has a door that opens up to the inside page. The pages that it opens up to are the front entrance and living room of the home, with little vinyl windows, curtains, an armchair, framed pictures, tables, flowers, rugs - the details are all so cute and awesome. The next page, though, is my favorite - the kitchen. It rocks. It makes me want to start sewing something like it right now. (Again, you should check out Kelsey's blog post of this quiet book - it has even more pictures of the kitchen!) The last three pages are as cute and fun as the rest of the book, and have cheese, cats, and more secret passageways.

Please, enjoy!


What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
My name is Kelsey Weber. I am a missionary wife and mother serving in Cameroon, Africa.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they?
I made this quiet book for my 1-year-old daughter, Keturah.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
I have an "intermediate" level of sewing experience.

How long did it take you? 
It took about 16 hours total to make this book. I worked on it for about 1-2 hours a day for 2 weeks.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
I did not have any templates for this project, but I did browse through Pinterest for some ideas and inspirations.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
Since there aren't many pages to this book I just did a simple whip-stich along the edges of the pages and sewed them together that way.

What material are the pages made out of?
All the pages are made out of felt.

What other materials did you use? 
Other materials incude cotton fabric for the window curtains, buttons for the doornob, thin sheets of clear plastic for the windows, and embroidery thread for all the sewing.

How much did all the supplies cost you?
I made this book with craft supplies I already had on hand, so I'm not sure exactly how much the materials cost, but I would guess about $10.

To view Kelsey's "Mouse in the House" quiet book on her own blog with more pictures and explanations, click here: Inspirational Living - Mouse in the House Quiet Book. Kelsey, thank you so much for sharing your seriously adorable quiet book with us!

If you liked Kelsey's "Mouse in the House" quiet book, you'd probably also like Claudia's Teddy Bear House quiet book and Agata's Fox quiet book.
Have you made a quiet book that you'd like to share? Click here for instructions on how to submit your own quiet book!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely fabulous this book, love the mouse moving through the house idea.
    Tried to find a comment section on the original blog so hope Kelsey picks up comments here : )